The Newsroom

The Newsroom

The Complete Third Season

DVD - 2015
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In the wake of the Genoa debacle, the team decides to use caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle. When the team attends the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Mac makes an unexpected acquaintance and Will gets a surprise.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : HBO Home Video, [2015]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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empbee
Oct 08, 2020

It was not as good as the previous parts of the series, it felt rushed, so probably it was a good time to end it.

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jazzy4u
Aug 22, 2019

I abhor the senseless, speed-talking that writer's replace normal banter with. It's absolutely chaotic and weary to be forced to listen to. It's people constantly arguing, being hostile and insulting, talking all at once, wanting to be heard but showing any aptitude in how to listen. Everyone jumping in with machine gun sentences whenever a wisp of air gives opening to someone else grabbing a space to interject. I turned the vid OFF after the first 30 sentences and returned all disc's. My mental chemistry is far higher than this childish way of conducting one self. This isn't acting, it's out-yelling at one another. Another shallow, low-life, mindless movie from Hollywood.

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gnomenut
Feb 25, 2019

The end of an outstanding series. Season 3 suffers from being just too short.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 05, 2019

Could almost say I "hate-watched" this series to the end. It does have some good socio-economic/political commentary throughout, but it does get "preachy" over time. The female lead is supposed to be some kind of uber competent girly ditz which also gets irritating as the series progresses. A very soft recommendation if you can't find anything else to watch.

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clarencedavis
May 01, 2017

I loved this series and hated to see it end! Three seasons only made me want at least two more...
I felt a real bond with several of these characters, which is relatively rare for me. Will, Jim, Charlie, Sloan, and so many others, will be missed!
Television at its best.

martins_mom Nov 14, 2016

Television as it should be. A meaty series which includes philosophy, romance and humour. Missed it the first time around, but now have enjoyed the whole series.

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1tarheel
Sep 14, 2015

I can see the criticism for being a bit ranty, but the rants make me happy. My main complaint is that there only 6 episodes (and only 3 seasons). Ah, well.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Aug 30, 2015

Good drama, but not as good as earlier seasons. On the other hand, this series ends with a happy ending, though there is a "death in the family".

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2015

Same super quality of script and crew of actors that focused on the integrity of reports during the Boston Bombing event (race to be first had endangered wrong suspects), wikileak-like controversial (failed black-op) and pop-news based on crowd sourced social networks. Jeff Daniels showed off his singing in the finale

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carlboygenius
Aug 08, 2015

"THE NEWSROOM" • LOVED the First Season — the pace, the timing, the thrills. • The Second Season… Lotsa bang & pizzazz — then they started adding in all these romantic sub-plots (most of which I found uninteresting). • The final Third Season… That great Aaron Sorkin high-tension bang right out of the box… And then the series just melts into romance & melodrama. • Found the Third Season a bit of a slog at the end. Wish they had kept the tension up right until the end. Instead? It gets maudlin. Too bad.

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Aug 17, 2015

Charlie: And I ask him (grandson Bo), "What's a kid from New Rochelle doing singing about Memphis?" He said, "Memphis is a stand-in for wherever you are right now. That it really means that's how I got here."

Will: Charlie Skinner was crazy. He identified with Don Quixote, an old an with dementia who thought he could save the world from an epidemic of incivility simply by acting like a knight. His religion was decency.

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